“Your Skinny Daddy” is the honourable mention for Room’s 2021 Fiction Contest. When your daddy is undocumented, you learn how to lie with ease. You learn how to protect him, to shelter his body. You learn, at the age of twelve, that secrets are an intimate, heavy thing to bear. You learn all of that […]
The results are in! Congrats to these three talented writers for being selected as the winners of our 2021 Fiction Contest! First Place: Of Dust, by N.B. N.B. is a queer friend, writer and researcher who cares a lot about the meaning of care. She is currently based in England, where she researches anti-Muslim racism. […]
Five writers have made our 2021 Fiction Contest Shortlist. A big thank you to our esteemed judge, Jenny Heijun Wills, for her careful consideration, and congrats to these talented writers! We Climbed Up Glaciers, by Rayne Weinstein Love with Responsibility, by Alana Rigby Of Dust, by N.B. Your Skinny Daddy, by Joya Guzmán Brett Lundy May or […]
Always Brave, Sometimes Kind begins with “All the Children We Don’t Know,” an earnest story about Rhanji, a doctor managing hospital overflow and a staffing crisis in 1995. Told through matter-of-fact prose, Bickell tells readers that workers are “used and abused, underpaid and unseen” instead of having readers infer the physical and emotional impacts that healthcare cutbacks have on characters.
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